Authorities closing in on hit-and-run driver who killed a British grandfather in Spain at the weekend

LAST UPDATED: 24 Aug, 2016 @ 14:01

hit-run-death-spainSPANISH authorities say they are closing in on a hit-and-run driver who killed a Scottish grandfather near Alicante on Sunday.

The white Land Rover Discovery has been identified as being registered to a UK company and is currently being forensically examined.

Fingerprints from inside the vehicle have already been gathered which authorities say will enable them to identify those who had been inside.

The car hit Robert Sneddon, 61, as he was walking along a main road in the Guardarmar del Segura in Costa Blanca, just after 10.30pm.

He died shortly afterwards.

The local police are now working with Interpol and the British police in a bid to find anyone who may be connected to the incident.

SLAIN: Robert

Government delegate Juan Carlos Moragues, however, said the investigation has been hampered by the UK’s reluctance to join the European-wide automatic sharing of vehicle and driver information.

He feels this has ‘delayed’ progress in the case.



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  1. I worked with Rob in the mid-nineties and am really saddened by this news. Rob was a fantastic bloke, always laughing and joking and had a real zest for life. So sorry to hear that his hard earned tetirement years have been cut short in such a tragic way. I hope the authorities catch the people responsible and I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and hope they can find peace.